Friday, February 15, 2013

Bennie Green, Kai Winding & J. J. Johnson

Two unrelated session are combined on this CD reissue of an LP. Trombonist Bennie Green is heard on four ballads from 1952 while backed by a rhythm section and six strings. However, the more significant selections are eight songs that for the first time matched together trombonists J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding in a quintet. The Johnson and Winding group would be quite popular during the next two years and, listening to the colorful and melodic versions of such tunes as "How Long Has This Been Going On," "Dinner for One," and "We'll Be Together Again," it is easy to see why.
Scott Yanow

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Kai Winding
Bennie Green
With Strings


1 There's a Small Hotel (Hart, Rodgers) 2:41
2 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish) 3:15
3 Serenade to Love (Green) 2:54
4 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:58
5 Don't Argue (Winding) 3:00
6 How Long Has This Been Going On ? (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:33
7 Riviera (Johnson) 3:14
8 Dinner for One (Carr) 3:04
9 Hip Bones (Johnson) 2:56
10 Wind Bag (Winding) 3:10
11 We'll Be Together Again (Fischer, Laine) 3:16
12 Bags' Groove (Jackson) 3:11

Bennie Green - tb
John Malachi - p
Tommy Potter - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Alan Lane, Harold Sonn, Autrey McKissack, etc... - str
Recorded in Chicago ; May 13, 1952
J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding - tb
Dick Katz - p
Peck Morrison - b
Al Harewood - dr
Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; December 3, 1954


Anonymous said...

Thanks Mel & Bonne Année 2010

musician3 said...

Great......Thank You Very Much

Melanchthon said...

Pernath said...

Thanks Mel!

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for these wonderful uploads. Could you, please, reupload this? Thanks in advance!